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WWOOFing Host Farm

WWOOFing Host Farm
and an International Training Venue

Our farm has been a host farm to many wonderful young people over the past two years, under the WWOOFing scheme.

Willing Workers on Organic Farms is an international scheme which provides the opportunity for visitors to stay and learn. We enjoy being in the scheme because it gives our family the chance to meet with keen travellers and learn about other cultures. The conditions of the scheme include no drugs and no alcohol. We facilitate seeing the sights of the Canberra region.

The host family provides food and lodgings. In return, the WWOOFer provides a half day’s labour and share their experiences.

Ongoing tasks include pruning, planting, mulching, digging, around the fruit trees, weeding, thinning, netting and fruit picking.

Our overseas helpers have come from Denmark, England, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Canada, United States, Japan and Korea.
Several Aussies have also stayed a while. Most stay for one – two weeks and also enjoy seeing the attractions of Canberra.

Other International links

Loriendale Orchard has hosted, in recent years, a number of students from Agricultural Institutes in France. Most students are required to undertake one overseas training placement along with several shorter farm placements around France. We have linked with the Institute in Beauvais, which trains young people from the rich agriculture regions of Picarde and Normandie. We also are to host one student mid year to visit from Angers, in the Loire Region.